RaginMav From United States of America, joined May 2004, 376 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4126 times:
Heard from NW CFO Bernie Han tonight, he spoke to a class I am taking. When asked about expansion in India, he mentioned current flights AMS - Delhi and Mumbai, one operated by KLM, one by NWA (not sure which is which). He turned to another NW employee with him and asked "have we announced anything else?" The response was no, he chuckled and said that there may be an announcement soon.
There is currently a direct MSP-BOM with a stop in Tokyo, could the announcement be a non-stop MSP- India, or the much more likely new-city-via-NRT thing?
NW may have aircraft issues that would preclude a non-stop. MSP-BOM is 6902 nm (great circle mapper) and a.net published 742 range is 6900+ reserves, so it would probably take a 744. Just how many of those does NW have?
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3821 times:
The question is, with so many new flight and carriers, is their enough business to make it profitable today?
Glad to herar that I am not on my own in regard to this question! Overcompetition is a dangerous phenomenon - there are many people only willing to pay cheap prices, without relizing what this can mean for a sector ar an economy as such - the LCC phenomenon in the US has lead to dangerous situations for UA, DL, US etc, who now face bancrupcy.. let's see, what will happen in Europe, and tehn Asia,.. only few players will survive
However, in regard to your question, it seems like the US-India offers enough secondary markets for more players to enter, so it looks like they can be very profitable. Since Indian careers will be able to offer cheaper prices (at least well-established AI), it looks like that rather India will benefit, since US-India is a market where primary perfect competition (=price) rules.
I think your question is a very good one and relevant for many markets, and I hope that we pax, who only want to save, save, save, think about this and what we are doing to the economy as such in always demanding everything cheaper - does this really make us happy? ,)
Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2905 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3670 times:
The NRT-BOM flight will be an excellent one,since BOM has no non-stop service to Japan.
However an even better one would be SFO/LAX--NRT--HKG--BOM.
As no non-stop service to HKG also from BOM
CX has a stopover at BKK
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7456 posts, RR: 49
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3255 times:
NW may be up to 21 744's soon, but I havent heard the latest on the possible aqusation of 5 ex UA birds?????
That's not happening, apparently. They were offered to NW for approximately 35 million apiece, but NW passed on them because of the cost reconfiguring them. That's a whale captain told me last week when he was commuting.